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no weapon was used or found. or go on lock down. here's why. >> that's so vital rule of the security office to assess the situation. and they were assessing the situation of what they were hearing from the witness ands what they understood and by their assessment, there was not an immediate need for an alert. we send out alerts or we lock down a campus when there is an immediate physical risk or arm. and it was a verbal threat. there was no weapons seen on the individual or seen in the vicinity. there was no indication of plans. but what he said was concerning enough that they came to our security office. >> now, a lot of students had no idea what went on this afternoon and even at this hour, a lot have no idea there was a threat here on campus. school officials say any threat at this point has been diverted. tht is the very latest. maureen umeh, fox 5 news. >> thank you. >> also new at 5:00, police are hoping a rap song will lead them to the suspects accused of robbing a recording student. paul is live. >> reporter: last friday morning, two men showed up unannounced
down and what he told detectives after his arrest. thanks for joining us tonight. i'm shawn yancy. >> i'm will thomas. >>> we begin with david petraeus stepping down in disgrace. >> fox news has learned the cia director resigned after an fbi investigation revealed the retired four star general was having an fair with his biographer. fox 5's maureen umeh has the story. >> paula broadwell wrote general petraeus' biography. initially the fbi thought petraeus may have been a victim but so far there's been no evidence to back up that concern. cia director general david petraeus step down after 14 months on the job offering president obama his resignation on thursday. it was accepted today. general petraeus said in a statement to the cia workforce, "after being married for over 37 years i showed extremely poor judgment by engaging in an extramarital affair. such behavior is unacceptable both as a husband and leader of an organization such as ours." sources close to petraeus tell fox news the resignation was his choice and had nothing to do with the situation in benghazi. they say the general
's looking right now n. terms of the advisories for us, we're talking about up to into northern sections of baltimore county and hartford county and there is a winter weather advisory, very little if any accumulation there and i don't expect anything here. wind gusts to the northeast, 22 miles per hour and newark at 29. can you see most of these anywhere between 20 and 30 and you get an occasional gust into the 40s there and this is not nearly as strong as a nor'easter can be. and so, at least if we can find anything that is busy about this, it's not that strong. >> and thank you. you know, these kinds of driving conditions are very difficult sometimes and, in fact, the maryland state highway administration is warning drivers to be extra caution tonight. the administration reminds drivers to give yourselves extra travel time since this is central maryland's first winter weather o you can reps of the season. shawn. >>> in new york and new jersey, people are still recovering from sandy and they're preparing for the worst. janice dean has the latest. >> reporter: the northeast catching no b
following president obama's reelection. thanks for joining us tonight. i'm shawn yancy. >> and i'm brian bolter. >>> we begin with the nor'easter that just brought rain to parts of our area, but up north it's getting nasty. >> that's right. we're talking about snow, strong winds in areas still recovering from hurricane sandy. let's get to sue palka in the weather center. >> let me show you what we are missing out on. the pictures behind us is d.c. united trying to get the field cleared in harrison, new jersey, where they were going to take on the new york red bulls and had to cancel that game. a lot of fans were up there. they had 2 inches of snow in that area, but it's very heavy and wet and it's still blowing and that is what we don't have to deal with tonight. let me take you to radar. we'll touch on the nor'easter in a moment. what we've had locally is sort of one of the westward bands of our nor'easter and what we have out there is mostly light, occasionally moderate rain. hey, from time to time maybe a little wet snowflake can mix in, but we're in our last few hours of seeing this
facility that turned deadly in one case. thanks for joining us tonight. i'm shawn yancy. >> i'm brian bolter. we'll begin with police swarming a maryland college campus this afternoon. >> a student made disturbing threatening remarks at rockville montgomery campus. tonight that student? custody. fox 5's maureen umeh has the story. >> a student was upset over a breakup. he was arrested on the montgomery college campus less than an hour after witnesses reported hearing him make threats. a threat of gun violence on the montgomery college campus in rockville. witnesses said a student commented he felt like shooting people just for fun apparently upset over a recent breakup. >> the witnesses came to the security office and notified them about the statements made. >> reporter: campus security notified rockville police, the two groups swarming the school cinching for the student who made the threat -- searching for the student who made the threat. witnesses describe the scene acescence tens and threatening. >> i didn't know if he was still here because -- because police were still around.
-ordered institutional confinement in the custody of u.s. marshals. about an hour earlier brown left the federal courthouse in washington declining to speak to reporters. >> hey, kwame, do you have anything to say, sir? >> reporter: brown pled guilty in june to falsifying loan documents for his home and a boat and to campaign finance violations, writing checks for cash over the legal limit. >> i want to apologize from the bottom of my heart to all those say that let down. >> reporter: brown addressing the -- that i have let down. >> reporter: brown addressing the media after making his plea back in june. >> i am guilty of knowing that poll workers and others received more than $50 in cash payments for doing campaign work which is and has been done in this city for years. >> reporter: brown was the second elected official in the district to resign from office this year. then ward 5 council member harry thomas pled guilty to embezzling more than $300,000 in city grant moneys for children and the arts. he is serving a three year prison sentence. anything to say to the people of washington? how
announces plans to go out of business. thanks for joining us tonight. i'm brian bolter. >> i'm shawn yancy. >>> we begin tonight with what was supposed to be a spoof on racial profiling during a traffic stop. >> but now two prince george's county police officers who appeared in an internet video are suspended, could be fired. fox 5's audrey barnes has the story now. >> prince george's county police internal fairs got an anonymous tip this morning -- affairs got an anonymous tip this morning about the video. it's been taken off youtube for now. the officers who starred in it are off the job pending the outcome of an internal investigation. >> i watched it and was disgusted by what i saw. the video is disparaging not only to this profession, but to our community that we serve. >> police chief mark magaw says two 5th district patrol officers, one a 10 year veteran, the other who has been on the force three years being were asked by an unnamed actor to be in his video. in a simulated traffic stop they pull him over wearing their county uniforms and driving a county cruiser. >> supposedly it wa
spending their time? >> thank you for joining us. i'm maureen umeh. >> i'm laura evans. now we are counting down to hours after months of campaigning, advisements and -- advertisements and debates, it comes down to tuesday. >> both candidates are sprinting to the finish line by making a mad dash around the country. >> reporter: president obama beginning his day with a rally in new hampshire. >> it's a who's between two different visions for -- choice between two different visions for america. >> reporter: former president clinton joining mr. obama, defending his economic plan. >> no one who ever served as president of the united states and no one living within america could have fixed the financial crisis in four years. it is not possible. >> reporter: governor romney holding rallies in four states today, starting in iowa. >> do you think obama care created jobs? did his war on coal and oil and gas create jobs? did the regulations help banks make more loans? >> reporter: romney also campaigning in ohio. no republican has won the white house without winning the buckeye state. >> an eye to el
you cast your vote. thanks for joining us tonight. i'm shawn yancy. >> i'm brian bolter. it all comes down to this, the final push for your vote. the polls open in a matter of hours. the presidential candidates are not wasting any time. >> fox 5 has complete election day coverage of 2012. >> this final night on the trail is telling us exactly where these campaigns see this fight playing out, virginia, ohio, wisconsin dominating the travel schedule today and with the president and mitt romney both visiting the same city just hours apart from each other. in fairfax county, virginia tonight governor mitt romney zeroed in on virginia spending the last few hours of his 2012 presidential campaign trying to lock down votes in the commonwealth. >> the economy shrinks, people lose jobs. the president was right when he said that he can't change washington from the inside, only from the outside. we're going to give him that chance in a day or two here. >> in columbus, ohio, meanwhile president obamreturned fire with his own blistering review of romney's campaign and his political policies. >> an
to warm up today. >> all right. >> he has us speechless up here saying things like that. >> he said breezy though. >> yeah. you can handle it. i'm staying inside. let's check in with julie wright. >> not the best of days, you know. not really throwing out a ray of sunshine today, are you, tucker barnes. >> don't put this on me, julie. >> you're the one talking about it. we're all trying to ignore it. northbound 395, express street and plain line. traffic flowing freely on the beltway between annandale and merrifield. a lot of your work got scared of early last night. some not set up at all. southbound 270, an easy ride? spite of the fact we are dealing with wet pavement. wipers getting a workout this morning and on the long and winding roads like the georgetown pike, be careful. they are leaf covered and with the combination of the wet pavement makes for a slippery commute. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. e traffic. >>> the petraeus story continues to develop this morning. now, the most senior american general in afghanistan is implicated. the pentagon says general john allen
at the u.s. capitol dome right there and another nice, warm day ahead. we'll see what is in store after that. good morning. i'm sarah simmons i'm wisdom martin. welcome to fox 5 morning news. >> here is tucker. >> happy monday. >> the weekend was beautiful. temperature-wise, we got to 70 yesterday. we'll enjoy the mild temperatures but the clouds will move in and rain tonight. it really won't rain until later tonight. >> are we talking real hard rain or just sprinkles. >> good steady rain overnight. maybe 1/4 inh of rain. the good news is it will be out of here early tomorrow and get some afternoon sunshine. >> sunshine but it will be colder, won't it. >> yes. clear skies out there at the moment but you can see clouds just out to the west. it will be a mostly cloudy monday us for as clouds out into west virginia will be moving in shortly. and then you can see the rain a little further out to the west out into western ohio at the moment and starting to push into michigan. those rain showers will hold off until later tonight. i think later this afternoon, it might feel like it will rain b
chair kwame brown wille u.s. district court judge to learn his fate today. >> he resigned and pleaded guilty to bank fraud charges in june. melanie alnwick is live in northwest d.c. with the latest. >> reporter: good morning. you know, kwame brown actually has two sentencing hearings hearings today. the first in federal court on those bank fraud charged and then the second later this afternoon in d.c. superior court on campaign finance violation charges. now, as you mentioned, brown pleaded guilty in june. after a year-long investigation, the federal charges relate to providing false information on bank loan applications. one of the loan was for a 39- foot boat. brown also forged the signature of a friend on an application and doctored two forms to overstate his income by tens of thousands of dollars. the other charges go back to an audit by d.c.'s office of campaign finance. it found that brown's 2008 election campaign failed to report more than $400,000 in contributions an expenditures and that $239,000 wound up in the hands of a consulting company controlled by brown's brother. kwa
's mayor. thanks for joining us tonight. i'm shawn yancy. >> i'm brian bolter. this evening it became official after outrage continuing to run the new york city marathon mayor bloomberg caved. fox 5's will thomas starts us off in the newoom. what led to this? >> all week organizers said the race would go on. it brings in nearly $350 million to new york alone, but the outcry was too loud. for instance, as many of you know, much of lower manhattan is still in the dark not to mention staten island where the race would have started. hese giant generators are in place for the race to power things like race clocks. the thing is that's enough juice to power up hundreds of homes. >> the city of new york is not going to give up. the city of new york is coming back and this race will demonstrate that resilience. >> race organizers were certain the marathon would go on as planned. they donated a million bucks to relief efforts and the marathon like those in the past is responsible for bringing in millions of dollars to the local economy, but friday during the 5:00 news word came. ing news out of
are in major debt owing more than $2 million on a building they used to season. >>> president obama useed a stern tone when he addressed the benghazi attack touring his first news conference since husband re-election. he defended susan rice for her comments on the attack and blasted her critic. melanie alnwick is live with the latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. today, the house and senate intelligence committees hold their long-awaited hearings on the controversy surrounding the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. they are hoping to finally sort out what happened, why there wasn't enough security, who knew about the terrorist ties and whether they knew about that. president obama took on some of those controversies in a wide- ranging press conference yesterday. republicans have been furious about what they see as a changing time line from the white house. ambassador chris stevens and three other americans were coiled trying to defend the post in that ambush. they say u.s. ambassador susan rice gave inaccurate information during her appearances on five sunday tal
right now. ght now. >>> good morning to you. live look outside right now at the u.s. capitol dome. no rain in the skies but plenty of cold air as we get this wednesday started. >> good morning. i'm sarah simmons. >> i'm wisdom martin. welcome to fox 5 morning news. time now to talk about our weather and again, we bring in tucker barnes. good morning, tucker. >> good morning. i can't believe 16 points to the bob cats. >> why do you want to talk about that? >> just look at it they have time for a second half surge. >> next year, they could be wonderful. >> sarah, you have not lived in this area. >> positive. >> you have nowhere to go but up. >> there you go. just like our temperatures. we are going to see temperatures bottoming out here near freezing for much of the area and then by later this afternoon, lots of sunshine and cool. definitely jacket weather all day today as our highs will be in the upper 40s to about 50. right now at reagan national, 36 degrees. check out dulles, 32. baltimore, bwi marshall, 30 degrees. much of the area here falling below frozing to start your day
house in chevy chase-d.c. and she uses the canes, the family member said, to constantly walk around the neighborhood and to nearby stores. the attack sent the woman to the hospital. police are asking neighbors to call if they remember seeing anyone unfamiliar to the area in the afternoon. because the assailant was wearing a mask and she was vision impaired, there is no description of the guy not even the clothing. he took from the house an apple computer. according to the neighborhood listserv, a suspicious man was located, or spotted in another backyard this week. they want anyone else who may have made sightings to call them. they made physical or clothing descriptions. the 81-year-old remains in a local hospital and -- i am told, the d.c. metropolitan police made an arrest in this case, and i will tell you how i believe this was broken. in the other backyard, there were guests in the house and they didn't like the way he was acting. he moved a flower pot and they took a photograph of him and supplied that photo to police. i am guessing that is what led to the crack in this case.
cloud cover moving through at the moment. clouds will be with us here for the first part of your day but i think the trend will be to clear things on the by late morning. -- we do have cloud cover. highs later today will only top out near 50 degrees. temperatures remain on the cool side. our average daytime high should still be in the low 60s. compute are indicating we'll only get into the mid- to upper 40s later today. a bit of a breeze out of the north and west at five to 10. so definitely jacket weather here to stay for your monday. >> absolutely. >>> time now to check in with julie wright to see what is happening during the morning commute. >> not a lot goingon right now. you will find that your lanes are open around the capital beltway and you will find that traffic volume is light working in your favor so far. no issues reported right now out here on the roads as you continue to make your way along 66 head eastbound continuing inbound towards the capital beltway and off of northbound i- 95. a nice, easy ride so far leaving springfield continuing out towards 395. lanes are open,
will be used to hire 100 new police officers. >> reporter: council member tommy wells supports the idea of more officers on the street. he said the mayor's plan still uses camera fines to fat know up the budget. >> when we balance the budget, it should be done with taxes and we should not use fines across the city to balance the budget. >> one thing to point out under the mayor's plan for speed limits over 10 miles an hour, well, that will be dropped to $50. the thing is when it comes to speed cameras throughout the city, chief lanier said that her department does not send out tickets for basically zero to 10 miles over the speed limit. a police officer would have to write that ticket also, under the mayor's plan, a complete review of all of the speed limits. some could be reduced and some could be increased, shawn. >> matt, let me ask to make clear here. we have the city council who is coming up with the plan. the mayor who announced the plan. who is going to get the final say on this? >> well, right now, the mayor can basically make this plan that he wants. he wants to enact it on monday. he
the resignation of cia chief david petraeus and at tax on the u.s. consulate in libya. >>> the top -- >>> great economic news could be on the horizon. >> our country could be energy independent in the near future. ainsley earhart explains. plains. thrrt. clearly we are having issues with that story. we'll try to get that to you coming up in just a bit. >> let's talk about sports just a little. bryce harper, everybody remembers him, he has been named the national league rookie of the year. he hit 270 last season with 22 home runs. he knocked in 59 runs and he did it after missing the first month of the season. angels outfielder mike trout won the al rookie of the year. manager of the year awards will be named today and the nats skipper is one of the finalists. >> we still have plenty ahead. weather, traffic and all your top stories. >> fox 5 morning news at 4:30 starts now. ts now. >>> good morning. happy tuesday, everyone. november13th, live look outside right now. a lot of people will be getting back to work. they are probably still asleep.
verdict for a bowie state university student accused of killing her roommate. thanks for joining us tonight at 10:00. i'm shawn yancy. >> i'm brian bolter. alexis simpson was accused of stabbing her roommate to death last year in a fight over music. >> the jury found her not guilty on all counts late tonight. fox 5's maureen umeh has the details. >> from the start the defense argued this was a case of self- defense and after three hours of deliberation the jury believed it. >> thank god. >> reporter: relief and joy from alexis simpson's friends and family just minutes after hearing a jury's verdict. the jury found simpson not guilty on all seven counts she faced in the stabbing death of her bowie state university suite mate domonique frazier, simpson's lawyers saying the jury made the right call. >> this was a is of defense case. alexis, there's no question in my mind acted in self-defense and so we are very gratified by the verdict. >> reporter: during the trial simpson testified she was being bulliedly frazier and said she -- bullied by frazier. she said she complained to offici
thanks so much for joining us. here's brian now with the news edge at 11:00. >>> start off with a winter weather alert. as if sandy wasn't enough, residents in the northeast dealing with a second dose of disaster. 60,000 people lost power today again after yesterday's nor'easter and new york officials are about to make a drastic decision to curb the gas crisis. will thomas joins us now with more. >> the same region devastated by sandy last week just can't get a break, at least not yet. now a nor'easter has made recovery efforts more difficult and snowfall and outages just adds to the problem. it is so bad there is gasoline rationing in new york city and long island. i'll explain how that's working after we look at what's going on. let's roll this. sanitation trucks are clearing piles of debris on staten island, this ighborhood a full mile from the ocean dealing with 12 feet of water, 12 feet, all across the region hundreds of thousands still freezing in the dark. millions of people, yes, got their power back after sandy tore through only to lose it again from the nor'easter
adjacent to the shopping center. investigators believe it was used as the getaway car but declined to release the make and model. >> the vehicle was fully engulfed and we are treating this as a suspect vehicle. >> reporter: this wal-mart is open around the clock and it's unclear how many shoppers or employees were inside at the time of the robbery. a spokesperson said that the map who was shot is part of the management team and employees have been given ar access to counselors if they feel the need. >> reporter: police are describing that vehicle that was torched not far from here as a dark colored van. they have not said whether it was stolen. in laurel, paul wagner, fox 5 news. >>> a warning to women in the district. d.c. police need the public's health who are accused of abducting two women. police describe the suspect as four men in their late teens or early 20s. >> we are concerned. in the span of just under two hours, it looks like we had four assaults and on report his that occurred in this small geographic area that, based upon what we know, could potentially be committed b
general david petraeus was supposed to testify before congress thursday on the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. he originally briefed lawmakers early on saying it was a spontaneous uprising to an anti- islam film. >> i don't see how in the world you can find out what happened in benghazi before, during and after the attack if general petraeus doesn't testify. >> reporter: there are also questions surrounding information petraeus' mistress paula broadwell may have known about the attack. last month at the university of denver she spoke about the benghazi attack. some say what she said appeared to go beyond what was in the public record at the time. >> the cia annex had actually taken a couple libyan militia members prisoner and they think that the attack on the consulate was an effort to try and get knees prisoners back. >> reporter: was -- these prisoners back. >> reporter: was prod broadwell privy to the information because the cia had said nothing about this situation and now the fbi is in the hot seat. dianne feinstein, chair of the senate intelligence committee is
. >>> a teenager who used extensive disguises to rob jewelry stores will spend five years in prison. the british 16-year-old used prosthetic, makeup and fake facial hair to disguise. police tracked him down in a nearby garden where they found the disguise and a result the jewelry was recovered. >>> while most people are planning for the holidays,others are looking ahead to the inauguration day. rumors are circulating that it may be too late for visitors to book their room in the d.c. area. area.  you're on timeout leo! some things won't last 25 years.  ah! woof! some things will. save up to 15% on an ikea kitchen. in celebration of over 75 years of our government employees i propose savings for everyone! and political parties that are actual parties! with cake! and presents! too bad nobody could hear me. some things won't last 25 years. ah! woof! some things will. save up to 15% on an ikea kitchen. >>> just days after president obama won his reelection bid, parts of the area have already been blocked off. four years ago, the inauguration crowd wa
and challenger mitt romney refocus now on campaigning. >> governor romney has been using all his talents as a salesman to dress up these very same policies that failed our country so badly. >> reporter: wisconsinwas once a state considered a lock for obama, but with polls showing a tightening race the president's appearance in green bay today is telling just how close this election could be. >> i'm really moved by your welcome. >> reporter: mitt romney appeared in another key battleground state addressing a crowd of window manufacturers in virginia. the former massachusetts governor slammed the president on private sector job creation while continuing to grow the federal government. >> he's been talking about how he's going to save big bird and then playing silly word games with my last name or first and then attacking me day in, day out. attacking me doesn't get people back to work. >> reporter: meanwhile in a last minute scramble to move undecided voters in swing states several campaign surrogates from the candidates' spouses to their vice presidential running mates spanned out from
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